ANR provides funding for project-based research in all fields of science - for both basic and applied research - to public research organisations and universities, as well as to private companies (including SMEs). Employing a method based on competitive peer reviews compliant with international standards, ANR provides the scientific community with instruments and programmes promoting creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between academia and industry. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world.
Since 2010, ANR has also been the lead manager of the Investments for the Future programme in the field of higher education and research, in charge of project selection, funding and monitoring.
The goal of the ISAE-Supaéro Foundation is to support the development of ISAE-Supaéro, the world’s leading institution for higher education in aerospace engineering. It promotes the Institute at a national and international level, helps finance educational projects, supports research initiatives, invests in aeronautic and space technology, notably those in line with sustainable development, supports young innovative businesses and promotes engineering careers to high school students. The Foundation’s current campaign started in 2011 and will end in 2018 with the aim of reaching 40 million euros to finance development projects and initiatives by students and teacher-researchers. The campaign’s five financing focuses are research and education, innovative teaching, international flourishing, entrepreneurship, and diversity and social openness.
Sciences and Technologies for Aeronautics and Space (STAE) is a scientific foundation with a network of 40 laboratories and 800 researchers and teacher-researchers. STAE is a tool, at the service of the community, for the development of scientific research of excellence in Midi-Pyrénées. To do so, it supports scientific projects and allows the reception of world-renowned researchers. One of the main assets of the network is the multidisciplinarity of its associated laboratories, which include engineering science, communication science and Earth and space science.